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with the exception of air weapons, the scottish government has no power over firearms legislation. mr bucher hopes to have the shop open on an appointment only basis from january. carole erskine, bbc news, edinburgh. time for a look at the weather. here's ben rich. it's been miserable recently but the weather is about to step of a deer. we're going to turn things quite turbulent over the next 24 things quite turbulent over the next 2a hours. a combination of further heavy rain but also gale force winds will bring the risk of some travel disruption, your bbc local radio station will keep you up—to—date. this is the satellite picture. it's this area of cloud in the atlantic thatis this area of cloud in the atlantic that is likely to spin into a deep area of low pressure but already we have a lot of cloud across the country. the cloud bringing outbreaks of rain, as you can see from the picture. the rain continues to slide southwards and eastwards, quite sporadic, and through the
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afternoon things expected to brighten up a little bit across parts of scotland and northern ireland. temperatures 10—13, not especially chilly, mile for the time of year. this evening our first batch of rain clears away but we bring more wet weather in from the west. this time across the south—west of england and south wales there could be enough rain to give some disruption, maybe some localised flooding. with that, the winds will be strengthening, around this area of low pressure. you can see the white lines squashing together here across the north coast of northern ireland. we'll see some very strong winds tomorrow morning, of 50, very strong winds tomorrow morning, of50, 60, very strong winds tomorrow morning, of 50, 60, maybe 70 miles an hour. in scotland, 50—60 gusts, 70 or 84 western coasts and that brings potential for western coasts and that brings potentialfor big western coasts and that brings potential for big waves crashing into the shoreline, some high tide is expected tomorrow morning. there will be some heavy rain. that could cause some issues. also a soggy start across the south—east. that rate will clear away. we'll be left with a mixture of sunshine and
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heavy, blustery showers with grumbles of thunder mixed in and temperatures will be dropping away as the day wears on, so much so we could see wintry weather developing across the high ground in scotland. it stays windy during friday night. there are some further bursts of showery rain to come. on saturday might bea showery rain to come. on saturday might be a mainly fine start but we see a fresh clutch of showers raising in from the atlantic. the winds will store be pretty brisk at this stage. fairly cool in the north, 8—9, pretty miles down towards the south. saturday night game could turn very windy particularly across south—western parts of the country but by sunday high pressure starts to build its way in, so to sum things up this weekend it will be windy, very windy at times, after a showery saturday we can expect something a little bit drier but a little bit cooler as we get into sunday. there are warnings in force from the met office for the next 24 hours. you can check those on the bbc weather website. a reminder of our main story this lunchtime.
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the government promises to give new rights to people in england and wales who are detained because of mental health problems. that's all from the bbc news at one. it's goodbye from me. on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. good afternoon, it's 1.30pm and here's your latest sports news. jose mourinho says manchester united showed "heart and soul" in their 2—2 draw with arsenal in the premier league last night. it was a frenetic but entertaining match at old trafford — jesse lingard with united's second equaliser. arsenal now 20 matches unbeaten in all competitions, and jose mourinho much happier with his team. but that wasn't always the case during the match as he took his his frustration out on a wall at one point. but he was also quick to apologise to a young fan. and this from marouane fellaini
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didn't go un—noticed on social media. for a man who's recently cut his own curly locks, you'd think he'd have a bit more respect for matteo guenduzi's hair. fellaini won't be punished though. elsewhere liverpool are back to within a couple of points of leaders manchester city. they beat burnley 3—1 — but bossjurgen klopp was unhappy with the home side's tackling. he compared it to ten pin bowling afterjoe gomez was carried off in the first half. the challenges from the beginning, sliding tackling on that ground, wet ground and stuff like that, i really think the referee should have said earlier, something. itold him think the referee should have said earlier, something. i told him that if you don't say be careful they will do it and do it and do it until something happens and exactly that happens, how it's no foul, i don't
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know if it's no foul, but on wet ground is you cannotjudge the temple, nothing. the injury threat is massive. you can find all the results and reaction from last night's games on the bbc sport website. that's staying with football, and reading have sacked paul clement after nine months as their manager. he took over in time to help them secure their place in the championship at the end of last season — but now the club are just outside the relegation zone on goal difference, having managed only five wins from 22 league and cup games so far. arder hegeberg — winner of the inaurgral women's ballon d'or — has again played down the fact that she was asked if she could twerk when she won the award — but says sexism is a big problem in sport. french dj martin solveig apologised for the question — and hegerberg says she appreciates the support of stars like andy murray. i love that a bigger profile cares
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so i love that a bigger profile cares so much about this theme. it is important and it makes a difference. in this case i was not offended at all, i did not take it as a hard thing. iam all, i did not take it as a hard thing. i am surprised he did not ask an advice question, or maybe how i felt about the football part. it is an issue today, you have to speak about it. that's why it's cool but a bigger profile gets into it when things like this arise. us gymnastics has filed for bankruptcy, so it can pay for lawsuits brought by nearly 160 women who accused former team doctor larry nasser of sexual assaul. nasser was jailed for up to 175 years after the women — including four times olympic champion simone biles — came forward. us gymnastics says filing for bankruptcy will help them resolve the claims and continue to support their athletes. let's go live to the barbican theatre in york, and the uk
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snooker championships. wherejudd trump's playing joe perry in the last 16. it's best of 11 frames, the score is 1—1. on the other table it's england's martin o'donnell against china's ding junhui. full coverage right now on bbc two, and the bbc sport website. i'll have more for you in the next hour. campaigners say they‘ re alarmed by research that suggests people are confused about what constitutes rape. a survey for the end violence against women coalition said a third of respondents thought there had to be physical violence. the law says rape is sex without consent. the coalition said the lack of clarity meant thatjuries might be less likely to convict. our home affairs correspondent, june kelly, reports. a video put out by leicestershire police aimed at rape victims. it urges them not to destroy
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evidence which could help to bring an attacker to justice. research published today by the end violence against women coalition says there are still many myths and misconceptions about this crime and some still believe that sex in a relationship cannot be rape. the same people who believe these rates are not real rates are the same people sitting on the jury and we woi’i’y same people sitting on the jury and we worry they are looking at women coming forward and disclosing rape and thinking they are not real victims and that is extremely difficult. cathy was attacked by a man she just started seeing. he was convicted of assaulting her. she says it was definitely rape. i was actually sleeping. so, you're not aware, and at the end of the day no means no. if you are in a position where you are not consenting to it in any way, then it's rape.
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a lot of people say they think of rape as being pinned down on a bed or dragged up an alleyway, but that's not how it is. of the 4000 people questioned for the research, 33% said if a woman was pressured into sex but there was no physical violence, it was not rape. 21% of women said that if a woman had flirted on a date, she couldn't be a rape victim, even if she hadn't consented to sex. and at 33%, the figure for men believing this was even higher. the results of the survey are very concerning. many arrives in a court they have basic information about they have basic information about the role and theirjob, could we supplement that and enhance it in allegations of serious sexual offending, could a certain trial receive an educational expert root exercise before we start to get the groundwork going which would complement and supplement judges directions? you're safe now. while complaints are encouraged to
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speak out across the uk rape convictions have fallen. prosecutors say it's important the cases which get to court are strong but this research raises questions about the jurors who are sitting in judgment. june kelly, bbc news. under a fifth of children are getting the recommended amount of daily exercise, according to a comprehensive national survey of young people. the chief medical officer guildeines say children should take part in sport and physical activity for at least an hour every day. of all the children surveyed for the inaugural active lives children survey, those aged 13—16 are least likely to be active every day. 20% of boys surveyed were active every day. that's more than girls, of which i4% were active each day. earlier we spoke to tim hollingsworth, ceo of sport england, and i asked what could be done to encourage teenagers to take more exercise that's the next piece of work, looking at the motivations but i think we all know because this survey confirms a picture which has
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been seen more broadly that there are a range of challenges and it's about both sport and physical activity in school and out of school, so there is no one or the other which is going to make a change. i think it's the fact sport can work for some and it does and we must absolutely make sure they have that opportunity. but for others may be it's not as attractive or not something they can fit easily into their lives and those are the people we've got to make more active. police in new zealand have said that concerns are growing for the safety of a missing british backpacker. 22—year—old grace millane who's understood to be from essex was last seen in auckland on saturday. she has not been in touch with with her family for several days, including on her 22nd birthday on sunday. auckland city police have issued cctv pictures in an appeal for help. she'd been staying at a backpackers‘ hostel in auckland city centre. ms millane‘s father is on his way to new zealand and is said to be ‘distraught‘. detective inspector scott beard gave this update. the investigation today has
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concentrated around her movements and activities in auckland since she's arrived in new zealand. a large part of that focus has been around cctv footage throughout auckland, because that is confirmed sightings of her. the longer this goes on, the more concerning it is. at the moment, we don't have any evidence of foul play, but we are keeping an open mind. today, spain is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its constitution, passed in the transition to democracy after the death of the fascist leader, general francisco franco. the country's current socialist government has promised to remove the dictator's body from its mausoleum — one of a number of moves made in a country still trying to overcome its buried, divided past. james reynolds reports from madrid. for decades, spain's past, buried deep into its ground, was left undisturbed. but now the country is slowly
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uncovering its dead. these bodies, buried in a mass grave in southern spain, were shot by general franco's forces during the civil war in the 1930s. yolanda vega has inherited an 82 year long family search for her grandfather. my mother died four years ago, she says, it was always her dream to find herfather‘s remains. general francisco franco won the civil war and ruled spain until his death in 1975. he made sure that his family had no need to search for his grave. it is hard to lose a man who is buried in a tomb like this. the valley of the fallen, outside madrid, is half mausoleum, half nuclear bunker.
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franco's seven grandchildren do not want his body taken from here. they are really worried about this situation. they have very good memories of their grandfather. they loved him and they do not want their grandfather to be used for political reasons. for franco's supporters, the grave is a site of pilgrimage. this monument was designed to stand as a last statement about a war which divided this country. but the arguments which were meant to be buried along with franco's body have now re—emerged. the threats of reburial provoked franco's followers, who recently demonstrated in madrid.
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and, on sunday, a far—right party won seats in a reginal parliament for the first time since franco's death. chanting: franco! so franco is still playing a part in politics, more than 40 years after he died? it is kind of, if you are superstitious, you kind of... are disgusted about it but somehow it is like franco is back. you're trying to take him away and he's like, "i'm here". for four decades spain tried to get over its last dictator by forgetting him, now the government is trying to get past him by re—burying him. but there is little sign so far that this will be franco's end. james reynolds, bbc news, in spain. in a moment we'll have all the business news, but first the headlines on bbc news. new rights for those detained under mental health laws, as a major review says the current system is "outdated". two former tesco directors
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are acquitted of charges of fraud and false accounting, after the judge dismissed their case due to lack of evidence. britain's biggest gambling companies agree to a ban on television advertising during live sports broadcasts. the business news! european stocks hit a two—year low as investors reel from the news that huaweii's chief financial officer — chinese corporate royalty — has been arrested at the request of the united states. and 32 million mobile phone customers have lost access to their data services after 02 admits to suffering software problems. the operator apologises — but doesn't say when they might fix the glitch. uk shares have fallen sharply today, dragging the ftse 100 index to its lowest level since december 2016. both london and major european
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markets were down more than 2% as a sell—off that started in asia gathered pace. the average price of student accommodation in the uk hasjumped by nearly a third in six years, a survey has suggested. the increase has been driven by the standard of accommodation shifting steadily upmarket, according yo research by student housing charity unipol and the national union of students. but the nus warned it had created a "real affordability problem". eva crossanjory, vice president for welfare, national union of students is here. explain to me how it's been that prices for students, rental prices for students have risen so much over the last six years? hello, thank you for having me. what we've seen is a huge inflation in student rent, rent
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has been rising every year above inflation and it's being driven by the market and not thinking about the market and not thinking about the students. one of the concerning things is looking at the prices of accommodation which have not only risen but in proportion to maintenance loans, previously they would have been 59% of the loan going into accommodation and now we are looking more at 73% of the loan going into accommodation which means stu d e nts going into accommodation which means students have to take on many more hours working and it's creating an affordability crisis where people cannot access education anymore. there is evidence that the standard of living has improved for students, stu d e nts of living has improved for students, students are more demanding and don't want to share digs in the way they once used to, that has had an impact on prices. i think a of that also is to do with what universities sell the university experience as. quite often there is not an option for cheaper holes and when you look at where they are offered students are not aware of how much accommodation will cost so we think
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there needs to be more done to educate people on how much this accommodation will cost but also give them the option to stay in cheaper accommodation and just because it's cheaper it does not mean standards have to drop. because it's cheaper it does not mean standards have to droplj because it's cheaper it does not mean standards have to drop. i have been reading about international shouldn't is having an impact too because they have more demands, they have more expectations because they are paying so much. one of the issues we've seen is a lot of companies have assumed all international students are cash cows and have the money to live in this luxury market. some students might choose to live there but i think what is important is we need to be looking at the range of accommodation on offer and realising not all students want to live in luxury apartments but also we have to look at the well—being of stu d e nts to look at the well—being of students and moving to a new city and living in a studio flat by yourself may not always be the best thing for you. the government has said it's doing as much as it can to help students, what more do you want to see? firstly bringing back maintenance grants is an essential thing the government can do and
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reinstating things like the nhs bursaries and allowing students to access education without being saddled by debt because what we see 110w saddled by debt because what we see now is that as loans are rising the rents a re now is that as loans are rising the rents are rising and accommodation is even more so than loans, so stu d e nts is even more so than loans, so students are still worse off. good to have you on, thank you. let's have a quick look at some other business stories. mortgage lenders are failing to support some vulnerable people who fall behind on their repayments. according to the financial conduct authority, on the whole banks are treating those in arrears well, there are examples of when customers are left to complete detailed forms on their own. hundreds of new properties have been built using weak mortar that does not meet recommended industry standards. according to an investigation by the victoria derbyshire programme, there are reports of homes with the fault on at least 13 estates in the uk. the full extent of the industry—wide problem is hard to measure as some homeowners have been asked to sign gagging orders to claim compensation. and profits have gone down the plughole over at thames water. the group says extreme weather this year has
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hindered its ability to fix leaks and overhaul its infrastructure. the company said the beast from the east cold snap had caused pipes to burst, while the summer heatwave had brought supply problems. profits halved. the drops were triggered by an expectation that us markets will open down sharply, building on the slump seen on tuesday, when the dow finished down 3% us stock markets were closed wednesday for bush's funeral, which traders had expected would provide a firebreak to the falls. the drop in sentiment reflects growing anxiety about global growth — in particular that the weekend's trade talks won't avert an escalation of the trade war, and that the combination of higher rates, and the tapering off of the trump tax cuts, will hit us growth. asian markets were similarly hit overnight, as the arrest of huawei's cfo heightened fears over
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the us—china trade relationship. ted baker with disappointing figures overnight but the share price has recovered ever so overnight but the share price has recovered ever so slightly. more from me in an hour. as average global temperatures continue to rise, world leaders are grappling with how to combat the potential impacts of a warming climate. bbc weather presenter chris fawkes explains the weather phenomenon known as "el nino", and looks into how it can affect weather systems and temperatures around the globe. something is lurking beneath the surface of the tropical pacific ocean, something that has the power to change weather patterns around the planet. a pool of unusually warm waters like this, more than three degrees above normal in places, and stretching thousands of miles, has been slashing its way eastwards from indonesia towards south america. now, this pool of warm waters beneath the surface is preventing cooler waters from upwelling near the coast of south america, and then the waters near the surface
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begin to warm in response. once the equatorial pacific warms by 0.5 celsius, we may see the beginnings of an el nino. now, temperatures in the pacific have reached that threshold over the last couple of months. you can see how the waters warm. the orange colours here show that these seas have been 0.9 degrees warmer than normal, and if this continues, if it starts to affect the atmosphere above, then we will have the beginnings of an el nino. an el nino can make certain whether events more likely, and it shows how closely connected all our weather systems are on this planet. if el nino begins, it could make seasonal rains heavier in peru, with a greater risk of flooding and landslides. wetter weather becomes more likely in the south of the united states this winter. indonesia could see drier weather and an increased threat of forest fires. australia could be more likely to see droughts and bushfires in the south of the country.
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it could also lead to another round of coral bleaching. the greenhouse gas emissions then contribute to climate change, and evenjust by warming up the waters in the pacific, el nino could cause the ocean to release huge amounts of heat into the atmosphere above, giving an additional upward push to rising global temperatures. this could contribute to 2019 being a very warm year for the planet. with widespread impacts, scientists will be monitoring the pacific very carefully for signs of a potential arrival of an el nino over coming months. the festive song, "the 12 days of christmas", features plenty of bird references — turtle doves, french hens, calling birds, even a partridge in a pear tree — but no penguins. well an aviary park
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in japan's shimane prefecture has decided to get them involved — by dressing them up in santa outfits. they're taken for walks around the grounds to spread holiday cheer among guests every day until the 25th of december. now it's time for a look at the weather. good afternoon, nothing is festive as that in the forecast, generally quite mild for the next couple of days but some wet and windy weather in the forecast, many seeing rain with more to come back the next 24 hours and strong winds into the equation, severe gales, the risk of travel disruption, your bbc local radio station will keep you up—to—date where you are. on the satellite picture this is the area we are watching closely because there is a low pressure spinning
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itself up which will bring strong winds but already pretty cloudy for most, the radar picture showing outbreaks of rain which will be drifting south and east, the rain becoming increasingly showery and sporadic and that process continues through this afternoon, the rain drifting south—east, a bit brighter eventually for parts of scotland and northern ireland. through this evening, today's rain clears away, but as we go through the small hours of friday we see more heavy rain pushing in and across the south—west of england, the southern half of wales that could be travel disruption and localised flooding. at the same time it will be turning windy, look at all these white lines, all the isobars on the southern flank on this area of low pressure, going to be very windy to start tomorrow morning, gusts for some exposed coasts up to 70 mph. 70-80 some exposed coasts up to 70 mph. 70—80 mph for some. strong winds driving big waves into the
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shoreline, a bit of coastal flooding. across the south—east are a soggy flooding. across the south—east are a soggy start, heavy bursts of rain, that will clear away then we'll have a mixture of sunshine and showers and some of those showers heavy and quite blustery, quite slow moving as well but as the day wears on things will turn more chilly from the north so we will turn more chilly from the north so we might see wintry weather mixing and across scotland. we keep blustery conditions across the country as we go through friday night, further showers and for saturday mod of the same. it may be a slightly quieter start but the showers raced back from the atlantic, blown in on the brisk westerly wind, temperature is 9 degrees in aberdeen, ten in belfast, a high of 13 in london. getting into the second half of the weekend things change a little after what will be a windy saturday night, particularly across the south—western corner, sunday bringing high pressure trying to build its way in. perhaps a more quiet day in prospect. to sum up this weekend it will be windy throughout the weekend for many,
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showery day to come on saturday, not as many showers on sunday but by this digital a bit more chilly, more weather on the way during the afternoon, but that's all from the front now. hello. you're watching afternoon live. i'm simon mccoy. today at 2pm: a global data blackout for o2. millions of customers are affected as the network struggles to recover their data services. a whistle to whistle ban — britain's biggest betting companies strike a deal to stop adverts during live sports broadcasts. the brexit vote countdown — philip hammond says theresa may's deal is the best that can be negotiated with the eu. this deal is the best deal to exit the eu that is available or that is going to be available. coming up on afternoon live. all the sport: we will be hearing from the premier
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league's newest manager, who has been speaking to the press for the first time at southampton. i will bring you the latest on what he has got to say in
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